There are many banks and exchange offices in Siem
Reap. Also many ATMs are spread across the town. No need to change
your money at home.
The official currency of Cambodia is Riel (KHR), but the US
dollar is used as commenly as the Riel. Every restaurant, hotel,
shop or other business puts their prices in dollars and accepts
them for payement. For 1 dollar, you will get around 4000 riel. It
depends on the exchange rate of the moment but most shops or other
businesses will charge you 4000 riel for 1 dollar and don't look at
the exchange rate of the day.
There are no coins. The most common used bills of Riel are
20.000, 10.000, 5000, 1000, 500 and 100 riel. They will also not
accept any American coins. They only accept the notes.
In most banks in Siem Reap you have the same common bank
services as anywhere. You can exchange your money, but they also
support traveller cheques, transfers and credit card
+855 23 999 000
TIP: Money exchange offices
give a better exchange rate than banks. You will find many along
Sivutha Street. Please compare their rates before exchanging your
You will find many ATM's in spread all
over town. They all accept visa and most also accept Meastro,
MasterCard and Plus. You can only withdraw dollars, no riel. Only
if you have a Cambodian account you can use between the two
currencies. Be carefull most ATM's will charge you around 4 dollar
for withdrawing money. ATMs are 24 hours accessible.
The most accepted credit card is of course Visa, but also
MasterCard and JCB cards are accepted. In most big hotels you
can pay with these credit cards, but small guesthouses still only
accept cash. Also in most of the restaurants you have to pay cash.
There are only a few that accept credit cards. Traveller
cheques are accepted in most Banks and big hotels. Amex in US
dollars is the most accepted. You can't use them in small
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